Mr. Holland's Opus
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This idealized tribute to a charismatic teacher who devotes himself to music appreciation has the same old-fashioned texture and sticky sentimentality as Goodbye Mr. Chips (of 1939), but Dreyfuss gives an effective, surprisingly restrained performance"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A touching, uplifting and life-affirming winner that makes it hard to avoid leaving the theater teary-eyed, with a lump in your throat."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Doesn't hold up. The schmaltz doesn't work. What does "Play the sun" mean?"
‑ Fred Topel,
"Extraordinary movie about how a job can be transformed into a soul-satisfying vocation."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An overwrought Disney weeper."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Who knew the director of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead was capable of making a profoundly moving drama?"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Yea, it is filled with cliches, but it still is an engaging outing."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Holland may have been a failed composer, but he's a master at playing the heartstrings."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"One of Dreyfuss' best performances EVER."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"'Mr. Holland's Boring Cliche'"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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